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How to apply varnish to furniture

Wood is a resistant and timeless material, but which, over time, suffers from exposure to external agents, such as sunlight and rain. To guarantee the furniture protectionit is necessary create a protective layer with varnish馃嚙馃嚪

Before applying varnish, it is necessary to sand the furniture. (Photo: Disclosure)

Varnish is considered a tough, long-lasting finish. In addition to protecting the surface against water, heat, impact and alcohol, it also contributes to the aesthetics of the piece, as it enhances the grain of the wood.

Before buy a varnishit is important to know the characteristics of the product, the needs of the surface and also the application technique to be used.

What this article covers:

Learn how to varnish furniture

Check below the necessary materials and the step by step to varnish a wooden furniture馃嚙馃嚪

Materials: varnish with UV protection, wood sandpaper, paintbrush, turpentine, foam roller, tray and spatula for homogenizing the liquid.

Step by step

1. Sand the entire surface of the furniture, removing splinters and residues that could harm the aesthetic uniformity of the piece. Sanding is also responsible for opening pores in the wood, thus facilitating the penetration of the varnish.

two. Dust the furniture with a damp cloth.

3. With the flat spatula, mix the varnish so that the product becomes homogeneous. Then dilute with turpentine.

Start painting the furniture with a brush or roller, starting at the bottom. (Photo: Disclosure)

4. start to furniture painting with the brush or roller, starting from the bottom.

5. The roller works well for painting the widest parts of the furniture. The brush is suitable for smaller edges or corners.

6. After the first coat, wait for it to dry, which takes around 12 hours. After this time, apply the second coat of varnish.

7. When the piece is completely dry, sand it and apply the third and final coat.

8. Only after 24 hours of drying will the furniture be ready for use.

Tips for applying varnish to furniture

The greater the number of layers of varnish, the more protected the furniture. (Photo: Disclosure)

Here are some tips to improve the quality of varnish application in the wooden furniture馃嚙馃嚪

鈥 If the surface is shiny, sand to a matte finish.

鈥 Respect the manufacturer’s recommendations to get quality results.

鈥 Once the varnish is diluted, it cannot be stored for a long time.

鈥 To avoid losing product, ask the seller to make an approximate calculation of the amount of varnish which will be used for work.

鈥 Finish can be high gloss, semi-gloss or satin.

鈥 The bigger the number of coats of varnishthe better the quality of the finish and the protection.

鈥 It is not recommended to mix brands or types of varnish馃嚙馃嚪

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